2021 ServeOhio Awards
The 2021 ServeOhio Awards nomination process is now closed.
The ServeOhio Awards, made possible through support from the American Electric Power Foundation, honors outstanding people, groups, and initiatives who make great contributions to their local communities and the state through service and volunteerism. The ServeOhio Awards recognize volunteers, service groups, corporate groups, and/or volunteer initiatives throughout the state.
The Awards will recognize a volunteer, service group, corporate group, or volunteer initiative in each of the 5 regions of the state. For a breakdown of counties associated with each region, click here.
Nominators can choose to submit a nomination for an adult volunteer, youth volunteer, community volunteer group, corporate volunteer group, volunteer initiative, or national day of service project. Nominations for national service programs (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps) will not be considered. Nominations will be grouped and reviewed based on the geographic region of the state where the volunteer served. One award will be given in each region of the state. Self-nominations will be accepted and nominators are encouraged to submit multiple nominations.
A cash award of $1,000 will be issued to support the organization which benefited from the recipient’s service. The awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 18 - 24, 2021. The nomination deadline was January 29, 2021.
Completed award nominations and support letters/photos must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 29, 2021. ServeOhio staff and commissioners will review nominations. Reviewers will evaluate nominations based on the nominee’s accomplishments and measurable community impact. Nominators will be notified by March 8, 2021 whether their nominee was selected.
Please refer questions regarding the ServeOhio Awards to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, email@example.com.
ServeOhio reserves the right to not grant awards in all regions if an insufficient number of entries are received and/or the applicants do not meet the established standards of the review committee.